Natura has inaugurated a renovated innovation center in São Paulo. Ready since March, the technological complex has designed to improve the efficiency of studies. The company estimates that researchers will spend 40% less time on screening processes. Natura invested R$35 million ($6.4 mm) to renovate the facility and says it injects 2.4% of net income on innovation every year.
Source: Valor International
The largest landfill in Latin America will gain a biogas generating plant in 2021. The plant will be built by EVA, the renewable energy generation company of the Urca Energia Group, and is expected to begin operating in May 2021. The agreement also includes the sale of 50,000 m3/day of biomethane and the contracts are already closed and will last at least seven years.
Source: Energia Hoje
Ibama launched the standard Term of Reference (TR) for Offshore Wind Energy Complexes. This term brings the scope of what the entrepreneur should present in his environmental impact study to attest to the feasibility of this type of renewable energy venture, thus bringing clarity and security to the entire process.
Source: Portal do Agronegocio
Canadian Solar has announced a contract with BTG Pactual for solar energy projects, and has won two privately auctioned Furnas projects, with the two transactions totalling 862 MWp. For the 12-year contract with BTG, Canadian Solar said it would supply solar energy from a 170 MWp cluster located in the state of Minas Gerais.
Source: UOL Economia
Sustainable consumption is among the top three factors in purchasing decisions for a third of Brazilians. The packaging is the creation of a São Paulo startup that uses for its production a very Brazilian ingredient: Cassava. The factory uses the starch from manioc brava, which is not fit for human consumption, in its production, transforming the starch into a 100% ecological packaging.
Embraer and EDP Brasil announced a partnership for electric aircraft research, with the energy company making a contribution for the acquisition of the technology solution for energy storage and recharging the 100% electric propulsion aircraft. The prototype, an EMB-203 Ipanema, is already under development and has the first flight scheduled for 2021.
Source: Agencia Estado
The Renovabio programme, which sets targets for decarbonisation in fuel distribution, has reached the mark of 15 million validated decarbonisation credits (CBios), the ANP reported. That amount guarantees the availability of CBios for total compliance with the target of 14.9 million credits established by the government for 2019 and 2020.
Source: Money Times
A webinar organized by SIMA and Abisolo aimed to discuss the composting and disposal of solid waste in Brazil. For the sector entities, the reuse of waste by agribusiness is fundamental to save the extraction of new mineral resources, increase the life span of landfills and increase the productivity of the field.
Source: Invest SP
Santander Brasil announced special conditions for financing hybrid and electric cars in the country, together with its online classified vehicle portal Webmotors. The financing division of the institution will offer rates starting at 0.77% per month for purchases of these cars, with payment plans of 24 to 60 instalments, the bank said.
Source: Noticias Agricolas
The EDP group has signed a partnership with the Graal network to install eight recharge points for electric vehicles in the State of São Paulo. The “electropoints” operation will start in the first months of 2021. The aim of the two companies is to take the lead in a market that is set to soar in the coming years, with the advance of electric cars in Brazil.
Source: Isto É